Adjournment Debate Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 21 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin — the review and funding of the Irish Red Cross; (2) Deputy Noel Grealish — the re-introduction of the sports capital programme grants; (3) Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick — the cost to the taxpayer of emergency environmental works carried out to clean up the toxic residue at illegal fuel laundering plants; (4) Deputy Gerry Adams — the need to appoint an additional level 2 methadone prescribing GP to Drogheda and to resource the appointment of an additional family support worker for the Louth community drug and alcohol team; (5) Deputy James Bannon — the need to provide adequate resources for St. Brigid's School, Mullingar, County Westmeath; (6) Deputy John O'Mahony — the need to address the time for processing passport applications; (7) Deputy Dominic Hannigan — the need to clarify the position on the GMS contract and the provision of free blood tests for medical card patients and GP visit card holders; (8) Deputy Michael Healy-Rae — the cost of school books; (9) Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy — the need to provide adequate funding for the arts to sustain our existing cultural infrastructure; (10) Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin — the need to maintain all hospital services at Roscommon and other hospitals; (11) Deputy Joe Costello — the introduction of a financial transactions tax across the European Union and ultimately worldwide; (12) Deputy Noel Harrington — the need to maintain the ambulance provision in west Cork and the services provided at Bantry Hospital; (13) Deputy Robert Dowds — the extension of the catchment area of the drug treatment court programme; (14) Deputy Brendan Smith — the need for the Minister for Health and the HSE to ensure that GP services are restored without delay at the Ballinagh Health Centre, Ballinagh, County Cavan; and (15) Deputy Brendan Griffin — the benefits to the health service presented by organisations such as Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and the need to follow this model further.

The matters raised by Deputies Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Noel Harrington and Noel Grealish have been selected for discussion.